It is the story of Mary Surratt who, along with seven other men, were tried and convicted of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Although it was her son who was actively involved in the plot, he conveniently vanished after the assassination and the government was convinced that Mrs. Surratt was involved as well because she owned the boarding house where the men often met to plan things out.
I enjoyed the film, despite not being very keen on American history. The thing that caught my eye most, though, was that it was produced, in part by a fairly new company called The American Film Company. You can read about them at your leisure, but this is the main reason for my post:
What do you think about this company and their goals?Founded on the belief that real life is often more compelling than fiction, The American Film Company produces feature films about incredible, true stories from America's past. Central to the company's filmmaking will be prominent historians, assuring that each production remains true to the history from which it is drawn.